Italy’s Prime Minister Mattio Renzi has spoken out in support of the UK staying in the EU.
Speaking to Sky News in November 2015, Renzi said that a Brexit could be: “a disaster, a disaster for Europe obviously, I believe also for the UK.”
“We need a UK able to invest in a different idea of Europe”, he continued.
Renzi’s comments echoed a similar statement in June from the Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni.
Speaking to Channel 4 News, Gentiloni said: “I don’t even think about the possibility that UK could go out of Europe…For me, it’s unthinkable.”